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Chaveirim Volunteer Saves Baby, Girl From Pit Bull

Moshe Lefkovits and volunteers of the Chaverim organization are being hailed as heroes after stopping a pit bull from tearing apart a 1-year-old baby boy and his sister on Tuesday afternoon. Please daven for Aharon ben Toiba who is undergoing surgery. Full Story, Video

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Must press charges
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Must press charges

And seek full criminal justice from the owner of the dog that has been let free in the Jewish areas and terrorizing the residents.

Dog attack
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Dog attack

Sue the owner and let them put the dog to sleep. These dogs should not be with humans.
Disgusted

It's not the dog it's the owner
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It's not the dog it's the owner

If you look up
the count of attacks, pit bulls has the least number of human attacks. It’s not the dog it’s the owner.

pitbulls account for majority of attacks
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pitbulls account for majority of attacks

Between 2005 and 2016, Pit bull attacks led to 64.8 percent of all dog-related deaths. Over this decade, this type of dog caused 254 deaths.

Also looked it up
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Also looked it up

Which do you think is more often reported: Pit Bull bites or Chihuahua bites? Probably Pit Bull bites, right? This isn’t because Pit Bulls are meaner dogs. Chihuahua bites are possibly more common, but underreported, because these tiny dogs can’t do much damage. In fact, animal experts report no relation between breed and aggression.

The truth is that there might actually be a correlation between dog size and aggression. And the findings aren’t exactly predictable. Instead of big dogs commonly being the aggressor, it’s pups with a Napoleon complex who are statistically more likely to lash out.

let's be realistic
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let's be realistic

um….has a Chihauhua ever killed a human? No. Yes different dogs can have different demeaners but certain dogs were breed to fight and kill.

Angels All Around
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Angels All Around

Whats the name of the courageous young man who was bitten?

To the people involved
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To the people involved

If anyone knows the family, it is very important that the young girl gets any help she may need, as soon as possible. She may very likely be traumatized and if she receives proper therapy/counselling it could take care of it. Otherwise she may (hopefully won’t, but may) have nightmares, fear of dogs, etc.

so true
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so true

You are right…she should be seen by a professional to help her with this trauma and resulting fears.

definetly will be traumatized
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definetly will be traumatized

As someone who had a traumatic experience with a pit bull as a young child I can attest that she will definetly have a fear of dogs to some extent for life!

Agree
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Agree

I agree with you 100% this really needs to happen. The poor girl is sitting there trying to save her brothers life. His life was in her hands! If she hadn’t kept her strong grip on her baby brother he WOULD have been badly injured Chas vi shalom died! This girl also needs to be praised and needs therapy.

Put the dog to sleep please
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Put the dog to sleep please

Not safe

Special man
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Special man

The man that ran to help is true hero

Don’t trust pit bulls!!
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Don’t trust pit bulls!!

Anytime you see these thugs walking their pitbulls you should stay away! Do not assume they are trained for anything other than violence!! And just fyi the only way to make a pit bull unlock it’s jaw is to to suffocate him. Take a belt or a chain as it looks like they did in the video and choke it with it. If it kills him then so be it. Self defense.

Big nope
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Big nope

That is 100% false information.
First of all, that pit bulls do NOT have a special licking jaw. It’s the same jaw as every other dog but does happen to be a terrier and a strong one at that.
You can absolutely break a clamped down pit bull bite without suffocating it, crimey. There’s a thing called a “break stick” for one. A hose and water can come in handy. Sweeping them off their legs from the hind legs. Or lifting from their tail. Etc etc etc.

George Waters
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George Waters

My friend, have you ever used a break stick – or broken up a dog fight/attack ?? It is easier said than done, because once these dogs have made up their minds to do something, they do not easily back down or release their grip. A hose and water – maybe if available…. and the sweeping off their legs, etc… well…. that’s a good way to get attacked as well. You are correct though about their jaw, that it is not locking BUT because these dogs are of strong mind, they mind as well be. Based on the two short… Read more »

Appalling
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Appalling

Pit bull s are mean, ferocious,,terrible beasts!
This dogs owner should be locked up together with the pit bull!
Terrible tragedy!

False statement
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False statement

I have been a veterinarian for 23 years. So-called “pit bulls” are no more aggressive than any other dog. All dogs need training and every instance of “pit bull” attack where the owner is investigated shows the owner either did not train the dog or trained the dog to be aggressive.

Your comment is ignorant.

100% The owner is responsible
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100% The owner is responsible

The owner is responsible for the dog being off leash and aggressive. If lots of people complained previously means owner was aware and did purposely trained his dog to attack neighbors
All need to investigate but so far all looking for the owner

WOAH
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WOAH

The people bitten NEED to get rabies shots. G-d forbid if the symptoms set in, there is nothing left to do, and death is unavoidable.

Don't worry
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Don't worry

I’m sure they are doing what is needed when someone was bitten.

This is what happens with untrained dogs
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This is what happens with untrained dogs

Did the dog bite the child? If not, it is unlikely this was an aggressive attack. The video shows the dog pulling on the child’s hood and his tail is up. With the tail up, it is most likely the dog thinks it is playing — not attacking. Dogs do not keep their tails up when attacking because it can be grabbed/bitten by another dog. Dogs like to play “tug of war” and will pull on things to play. The child is reacting like a child — terrified, probably raised in a home that vilifies dogs. This is not dog… Read more »

Are you kidding me
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Are you kidding me

Oh the kid should understand that the dog wants to play with him? Right ? NO get your animal away from my kid!! Any kid would be scared.

Wrong
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Wrong

I’ve been a dog owner for 34 years and have kids, I grew up around dogs my entire life! Dogs can sense when kids are scared, those kids were terrified! If the dog was indeed playing it would have stopped. My neighbor owns a pittbull who plays with my kids and my dogs, never once has it even bit anyone, not even tugged on a shirt.

I agree that this was the owners fault and unfortunately the dog will suffer the consequences because of having a bad owner.

Yup
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Yup

I wasn’t going to bother watching but did after seeing the comment and that dog is absolutely not attacking to harm. The running away, the picking up of the child, the screaming…that’s invitation to game to dog. It doesn’t make it any less scary for the children and the owner is absolutely irresponsible (not only for what they put the children through but contributing because the bad name of the breed). However, you can stop with the rabid mad fighting dog hysteria. I worked with dogs professionally years ago and did a lot of work in animal behavior. This one… Read more »

This is too much
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This is too much

The dogs needs to be killed.

Y.B

???
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???

Why plural? You make it sound like every dog out there should be killed. If one man attacks another do all men have to be killed because of him?

Pitbull attack
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Pitbull attack

Thank God for the people that went to the aid of those children. You guys are true heroes.

So scary
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So scary

Crazy!

M. Schwartz, PhD
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M. Schwartz, PhD

The Veterinarian is absolutely correct.
And remember, War Dogs such as Conan who tracked Baghdadi, dogs used by the IDF, and the search dogs on 9/11, war dogs who saved so many lives…remember them. Stop hiding your children from these magnificant creations of Hashem.

To all of you defending the dog:
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To all of you defending the dog:

Check the many comments on fox news to see what many dog lovers are saying. They do not defend the dog. They speak of its inherent aggressiveness that is always underlying even after being trained. Stop misleading people into believing that this dog was innocently playing. This is agression.

M. Schwartz
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M. Schwartz

With all due respect Sir/Madam, really ?.. you base your opinion on .’FOX NEWS” comments ???…I rest my case. But, there does seem to be an ingrained hostility towards all dogs judging by your comment and some others. and not based on reality, This collective fear of animals is passed down to the children. This is a deep seated hatred for no rational reason. Not a mentally healthy place to reside. Thank you.

It’s dangerous loose dogs but also bears
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It’s dangerous loose dogs but also bears

All these people living upstate near hundreds of black bears why is that so safe. I recall a number of years ago a bear pulled a baby out of its carriage and killed it. The police shot the bear. This was in the satmar community of Monroe upstate. Some breeds of dogs should be made illegal just as wild lions. If a breed of dogs have a serious history of attacks humans then treat them like wild animals. I know dog lovers will scream that Pitbulls are safe but so do looneys who live with wild beasts until they get… Read more »

George Waters
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George Waters

A most unfortunate incident which occurred due to a loose dog behaving in a most inappropriate manner. I am so proud of the people who helped save the baby boy and his older sister, even more so after watching the two videos here. The man was right to hold the dog down until the police came, and these dogs, once they get going they don’t stop. As for the comment regarding the dogs wagging tail, this can be both a positive trait but also negative – as in if the dog is very excited by something in an aggressive manner.… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

There is some important information missing here. How old was the older sister? And if she herself was little, was there a responsible adult with them? Too often I see very little children accompanied by an older sibling not old enough to be qualified to be supervising them, with no adult figures anywhere to be seen. If an adult was around, maybe the dog would have been more afraid to go near the kids. The lack of information makes this article misleading

Found on whom to blame...
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Found on whom to blame...

Yes, Sure! accountable for this horrific incident is not the dog, neither the owner, but the parents of the child…
Like if the mother was there with this dog (call it untrained, trained to hate, wild, etc.) this wouldn’t happen…

Woman killed bya pitbull
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Woman killed bya pitbull

In .Montreal a woman was killed by a pitbull
I think pit bulls are wild animals and should be locked up in a zoo where they belong with wild tigers and lions

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